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Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teacher Salary Information

The salary statistics of postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teacher Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,930
25th Percentile Wage
$49,610
50th Percentile Wage
$68,650
75th Percentile Wage
$96,910
90th Percentile Wage
$140,070

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers is $140,070. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $68,650. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,930. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 301% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201668,6504.82%9.45%
201565,3401.59%-
201464,3002.29%-
201362,8301.07%-
201262,160--

Table 2. Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teacher Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in 2 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2.

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Educational Services
$68,670
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$59,100

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers by States

From the above tables we note that not only postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $35,510 to $89,590. The highest paying state for postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers is New York with a median annual salary of $89,590. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $35,510. For more salary information of postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
New York
$89,590
California
$88,150
Massachusetts
$84,520
Maine
$79,180
Alaska
$77,880
New Hampshire
$77,060
Illinois
$76,610
Florida
$76,410
Arizona
$76,240
District of Columbia
$73,440
Kentucky
$72,020
Rhode Island
$71,070
Maryland
$70,850
Connecticut
$68,610
Oregon
$68,080
Michigan
$67,770
New Jersey
$67,080
Ohio
$66,480
Pennsylvania
$66,220
Iowa
$66,150
New Mexico
$64,970
Missouri
$64,960
Wisconsin
$63,720
Minnesota
$63,020
Indiana
$62,800
Nebraska
$61,870
Delaware
$61,850
Utah
$61,700
Alabama
$60,690
Georgia
$60,180
North Dakota
$59,530
Wyoming
$59,360
Texas
$59,320
South Dakota
$59,070
North Carolina
$57,660
Virginia
$57,590
Hawaii
$57,130
Arkansas
$56,970
Washington
$56,780
Idaho
$55,420
Kansas
$55,340
Louisiana
$54,700
South Carolina
$54,580
Colorado
$53,640
Mississippi
$53,610
West Virginia
$52,530
Oklahoma
$52,010
Vermont
$50,400
Montana
$49,850
Tennessee
$49,450
Nevada
$40,570
Puerto Rico
$35,510


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